Ault Hucknall

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Ault Hucknall
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St John the Baptist church
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Ault Hucknall.svg
Ault Hucknall parish highlighted within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK467652
District Bolsover
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTERFIELD
Postcode district S44
Dialling code 01246
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
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Derbyshire

Ault Hucknall (Old English: Hucca's nook of land[1]) is a village, which gives its name to the surrounding civil parish, in the Bolsover district of Derbyshire, England.

Local residents describe the settlement as the "smallest village in England", although as a village is not legally defined in England, this is not a provable claim – many would refer to it as a hamlet. The philosopher Thomas Hobbes was interred within Ault Hucknall’s St. John the Baptist Church following his death in 1679.

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  1. ^ "Ault Hucknall". Key to English Place-names. English Place Name Society/INS at the University of Nottingham. Retrieved 22 August 2013. "Ault, '(Old French) high', is a later addition to distinguish from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire" 

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Coordinates: 53°10′55″N 1°18′07″W / 53.182°N 1.302°W / 53.182; -1.302